DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

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DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby robert_4.5_S » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:57 pm

Installing Mirror covers with LEDs.

Finally I had a chance to install mirror covers. I was doing it myself, it took me around 4-5 hours ( i was taking my time ). So I decided to do my first DIY thread. I hope it will be helpful for those who want to do this mod. If someone has any questions just let me know.

1.Remove the door cover.
Its held by three bolts. Use 10 mm socket

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2. Disconnect the white connector that supplies power to the mirror, and the brown one as well.

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3. Remove the upper black plastic trim.

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4. Remove three nuts using 10 mm socket. Hold the mirror so it wont fall and break. Then remove the whole mirror assembly.

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6. On the bottom of the mirror there are 4 screws. Remove them using screwdriver.

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7. a) Remove the OEM cover. I used plastic pry tool. ( dont pay attention to my new cover, I just forgot to take pic of the OEM one)

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b) There are 3 screws on the back when you remove OEM cover. Again use screwdriver.

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c) Remove the mirror from the housing.

8. a) Run the wires through the tube.

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Remove this rubber cover, it will be easier to run the wire inside.
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b) It should look like this after you run the wires.

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the whole new mirror assembly with LEDs

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Check if the lights work before you put the mirror back on the door.

9. Run the wires from the door to the inside of the car. Mine is temporary here.

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10. Remove side sill, move the carpet so you can see the frame of the car. There is 1/2" hole, run the wire through it.

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11.Connect the wires to the side marker light. ( I removed the wheel, then the inner plastic liner, I cut the wires then connected mirror leds and side marker together.

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby Ilya » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:16 pm

Nicely done. Adding to FAQ.

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby 06M4.5 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:38 pm

Great job Robert :dblthumb:

They look really good

now if I could only find them with white leds I would install them on my car. :yesnod

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby robert_4.5_S » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:07 am

IlyaKol wrote:Nicely done. Adding to FAQ.
Thank You Sir
06M4.5 wrote:Great job Robert :dblthumb:

They look really good

now if I could only find them with white leds I would install them on my car. :yesnod
Thanks Freddie,

You Gotta look for white leds and do it as well. It looks really nice

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby Partysan7 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:47 am

Great DIY Robert !! Been thinking about this mod for some time and now this really helped me to go for it. Thank you :dblthumb:

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby robert_4.5_S » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:24 am

Partysan7 wrote:Great DIY Robert !! Been thinking about this mod for some time and now this really helped me to go for it. Thank you :dblthumb:
Thank You Phillip

You should definitely do it. It looks really nice. I havent seen anyone with those covers around me, and i do see a lot of Ms daily. I just hope it will fit 08+ year

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby mr_luv » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:52 pm

Guys not to derail this post, but will the Maxima Altima turns fit and work, the size shape and location are almost identical on all 3 cars? Just a idea. OP well done looks great where did you get this signal?

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby 06M4.5 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:27 pm

I looked in the past and they look different from the M's

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby 06M4.5 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:27 pm

I looked in the past and they look different from the M's

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby Twizz » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:29 pm

Where did you get the covers from ?

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby cruzad3r » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:30 pm

very good diy write up. great job bro

question- what are those blue leds you have there?

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby robert_4.5_S » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:47 am

Twizz wrote:Where did you get the covers from ?
I got it from ebay here is the link

http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-07-08-INFINI ... 92&vxp=mtr

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby robert_4.5_S » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:50 am

cruzad3r wrote:very good diy write up. great job bro

question- what are those blue leds you have there?
Thank You.

Those leds are my footwell lights.

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby 06M4.5 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:24 am

Twizz wrote:Where did you get the covers from ?
before I saw about 5 seller on ebay selling the mirror covers here in the USA but now I only see 1 seller and the covers come from overseas

I wanted a set with the white leds but no one has made them and it looks like these covers may not be avaliable soon. :frown:

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby 06M4.5 » Tue May 07, 2013 5:54 pm

Update

I always wanted the led mirror cover but never pulled the trigger as I don't like the yellow led's, I changed all my leds to white so adding yellow was not an option :nono:

Robert went to 180 for me and they told him just to replace the yellow leds in the lens with white ones would cost $300 :wtf2:

+ $115 for the mirrors and a few more bucks to paint them would cost me in the area of $500

So at this point it looks like I won't be getting the led mirrors after all. :frown:

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby Partysan7 » Tue May 07, 2013 6:11 pm

I am a big fan of this mod , I've been lurking on ebay for a long time and like Freddie said there used to be atleast five sellers now theres only two. I bought my set last month and thanks to this diy will install them myself.

180 seems to be awfully expensive perhaps try LightModz.

I still have about 1qt. of paint left over from my bumper so I will paint myself aswell. Already worked on the prep.

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby Larz » Tue May 07, 2013 7:05 pm

That looks brilliant ! Great job on the DYI as well !

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby mexillis » Wed May 08, 2013 6:04 pm

What would need to be done to swap them to white LEDs? Soldering, rewiring, etc?

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby robert_4.5_S » Wed May 08, 2013 6:40 pm

mexillis wrote:What would need to be done to swap them to white LEDs? Soldering, rewiring, etc?
Rewiring is not needed. You would have to open up the lens and replace 5 or 6 leds. Guy from 180 said those lenses cannot be baked in order to open them. He could cut the lens somehow and then replace leds. (Quoted 300$ for both)

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby dpsguard » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:03 pm

Thanks Robert for great work. I have been looking to get this mod done on my 2010 M35x. ebay link indicates that these are for 06-08 M and seller is not sure if this is good for my car. I used to have 2008 M45x, and the 2010 M35x is identical. I am in Canada and I don't have time. Anyone from Toronto, ON and surroundings who can do this for me please?

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby robert_4.5_S » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:53 am

dpsguard wrote:Thanks Robert for great work. I have been looking to get this mod done on my 2010 M35x. ebay link indicates that these are for 06-08 M and seller is not sure if this is good for my car. I used to have 2008 M45x, and the 2010 M35x is identical. I am in Canada and I don't have time. Anyone from Toronto, ON and surroundings who can do this for me please?
No problem, hope its gonna help you do it because its not that hard as it looks . :)

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby svard75 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:55 am

dpsguard wrote:Thanks Robert for great work. I have been looking to get this mod done on my 2010 M35x. ebay link indicates that these are for 06-08 M and seller is not sure if this is good for my car. I used to have 2008 M45x, and the 2010 M35x is identical. I am in Canada and I don't have time. Anyone from Toronto, ON and surroundings who can do this for me please?
Lot's of shops in the GTA could do this for you. Issue is always cost. The guys on these forums rolled up their sleeves and went to work by themselves. Ain't no one out there gonna do this for anyone for free it's just too much effort from the painting/prepping/taking apart side of things.

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby 06M4.5 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:13 am

$300 price from 180 is only to replace the led's in the lens, that price has nothing to do with shipping, paint prep, paint or installation. :frown:

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Re: DIY: Mirror covers with LEDs

Postby dpsguard » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:35 pm

"Lot's of shops in the GTA could do this for you. Issue is always cost. The guys on these forums rolled up their sleeves and went to work by themselves. Ain't no one out there gonna do this for anyone for free it's just too much effort from the painting/prepping/taking apart side of things."

Well, I was not looking for free services. I am looking for someone individual or a shop who has done it. I can potentially spend $800 for materials plus labour.

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